Real McCoys blast away Brantford team

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Dundas Real McCoys advanced to their second straight Major League Hockey Finals after ousting the Brantford Blast in six games.

The McCoys took care of things, with a 3-1 win at Grightmire Arena, closing out the series and moving on to play for the Robertson Cup against the number one seed, the Tillsonburg Vipers. The Vipers also booked their place in the Finals, after beating the Petrolia Squires 4-2 in the seventh and deciding game in their semi-final. Dundas, the third place club during the regular season, played very well against the number one team from Tillsonburg, winning five of their eight meetings.

The game against the Brantford Blast carried the feel of an "uh oh, here we go again" moment, as the McCoys trailed after 40 minutes on home ice.

With the road team having won all five previous games in the series, the sense of nervousness was certainly present amongst the legion of McCoys faithful in attendance, as a game seven back in Brantford loomed. However, Dundas came out with a degree of desperation, as if they were the ones on the brink of elimination, and took over.

After Adriano Fiacconi scored at 14:48 of the second period, to give the Blast their 1-0 lead into the third period, the McCoys came back with three unanswered in the final frame.

Scott Kerr kickstarted the come from behind victory, with a goal at 3:28 of the period.

Bill McDougal fired a puck toward the front of the net from the left wing sideboards that hit Kerr in the shin pad, as he charged the net, and made its way past Brett Leggat.

The goal, which ignited the crowd, steered the game in Dundas' favour really for the first time of the night. The McCoys did outshoot the Blast by a 29-16 count through the first two periods, but still trailed on the scoresheet. Leggat was the difference through the first forty minutes and the main reason why Dundas found themselves in the third period hole.

After Kerr's tally, the McCoys kept applying the pressure and were rewarded with a late surge, which almost mirrored their 4-3 comeback win a night earlier in Brantford.

The game winning goal came with just two minutes and fifty-seven seconds to play in regulation time. And, to no surprise of anyone who has watched the series closely, it was the combination of Mark Jooris and Rob DeCiantis doing the damage.

DeCiantis took a puck behind the net from Norm Dezainde and was able to slip Jooris a blind back hand pass, through the legs of a defender, right onto the tape.

Jooris was parked wide open at the bottom of the slot and he one-timed a howitzer past a helpless Leggat.

The biggest goal of the Real McCoys season was Jooris' sixth of the playoffs, while the assist was a playoff leading number eleven for DeCiantis.

Jooris and DeCiantis hooked up again at 18:39, to seal the deal: this time it was in reversed roles.

DeCiantis took an outlet pass from Jooris at the Blast blue line and snapped a wrist shot from the left wing circle, over the blocking arm of Leggat.

Mike Perna also assisted on the play, his first point of the post season.

The game six win snapped the surprising two-game losing streak on home ice for Dundas and put an end to a terrific season from Brantford.

Scott Della Vedova, earning his second straight start in goal, made 22 stops for the victory.

Leggat played superbly for Brantford between the pipes, making 41 saves in the loss.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Real McCoys blast away Brantford team

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Dundas Real McCoys advanced to their second straight Major League Hockey Finals after ousting the Brantford Blast in six games.

The McCoys took care of things, with a 3-1 win at Grightmire Arena, closing out the series and moving on to play for the Robertson Cup against the number one seed, the Tillsonburg Vipers. The Vipers also booked their place in the Finals, after beating the Petrolia Squires 4-2 in the seventh and deciding game in their semi-final. Dundas, the third place club during the regular season, played very well against the number one team from Tillsonburg, winning five of their eight meetings.

The game against the Brantford Blast carried the feel of an "uh oh, here we go again" moment, as the McCoys trailed after 40 minutes on home ice.

With the road team having won all five previous games in the series, the sense of nervousness was certainly present amongst the legion of McCoys faithful in attendance, as a game seven back in Brantford loomed. However, Dundas came out with a degree of desperation, as if they were the ones on the brink of elimination, and took over.

After Adriano Fiacconi scored at 14:48 of the second period, to give the Blast their 1-0 lead into the third period, the McCoys came back with three unanswered in the final frame.

Scott Kerr kickstarted the come from behind victory, with a goal at 3:28 of the period.

Bill McDougal fired a puck toward the front of the net from the left wing sideboards that hit Kerr in the shin pad, as he charged the net, and made its way past Brett Leggat.

The goal, which ignited the crowd, steered the game in Dundas' favour really for the first time of the night. The McCoys did outshoot the Blast by a 29-16 count through the first two periods, but still trailed on the scoresheet. Leggat was the difference through the first forty minutes and the main reason why Dundas found themselves in the third period hole.

After Kerr's tally, the McCoys kept applying the pressure and were rewarded with a late surge, which almost mirrored their 4-3 comeback win a night earlier in Brantford.

The game winning goal came with just two minutes and fifty-seven seconds to play in regulation time. And, to no surprise of anyone who has watched the series closely, it was the combination of Mark Jooris and Rob DeCiantis doing the damage.

DeCiantis took a puck behind the net from Norm Dezainde and was able to slip Jooris a blind back hand pass, through the legs of a defender, right onto the tape.

Jooris was parked wide open at the bottom of the slot and he one-timed a howitzer past a helpless Leggat.

The biggest goal of the Real McCoys season was Jooris' sixth of the playoffs, while the assist was a playoff leading number eleven for DeCiantis.

Jooris and DeCiantis hooked up again at 18:39, to seal the deal: this time it was in reversed roles.

DeCiantis took an outlet pass from Jooris at the Blast blue line and snapped a wrist shot from the left wing circle, over the blocking arm of Leggat.

Mike Perna also assisted on the play, his first point of the post season.

The game six win snapped the surprising two-game losing streak on home ice for Dundas and put an end to a terrific season from Brantford.

Scott Della Vedova, earning his second straight start in goal, made 22 stops for the victory.

Leggat played superbly for Brantford between the pipes, making 41 saves in the loss.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Real McCoys blast away Brantford team

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Dundas Real McCoys advanced to their second straight Major League Hockey Finals after ousting the Brantford Blast in six games.

The McCoys took care of things, with a 3-1 win at Grightmire Arena, closing out the series and moving on to play for the Robertson Cup against the number one seed, the Tillsonburg Vipers. The Vipers also booked their place in the Finals, after beating the Petrolia Squires 4-2 in the seventh and deciding game in their semi-final. Dundas, the third place club during the regular season, played very well against the number one team from Tillsonburg, winning five of their eight meetings.

The game against the Brantford Blast carried the feel of an "uh oh, here we go again" moment, as the McCoys trailed after 40 minutes on home ice.

With the road team having won all five previous games in the series, the sense of nervousness was certainly present amongst the legion of McCoys faithful in attendance, as a game seven back in Brantford loomed. However, Dundas came out with a degree of desperation, as if they were the ones on the brink of elimination, and took over.

After Adriano Fiacconi scored at 14:48 of the second period, to give the Blast their 1-0 lead into the third period, the McCoys came back with three unanswered in the final frame.

Scott Kerr kickstarted the come from behind victory, with a goal at 3:28 of the period.

Bill McDougal fired a puck toward the front of the net from the left wing sideboards that hit Kerr in the shin pad, as he charged the net, and made its way past Brett Leggat.

The goal, which ignited the crowd, steered the game in Dundas' favour really for the first time of the night. The McCoys did outshoot the Blast by a 29-16 count through the first two periods, but still trailed on the scoresheet. Leggat was the difference through the first forty minutes and the main reason why Dundas found themselves in the third period hole.

After Kerr's tally, the McCoys kept applying the pressure and were rewarded with a late surge, which almost mirrored their 4-3 comeback win a night earlier in Brantford.

The game winning goal came with just two minutes and fifty-seven seconds to play in regulation time. And, to no surprise of anyone who has watched the series closely, it was the combination of Mark Jooris and Rob DeCiantis doing the damage.

DeCiantis took a puck behind the net from Norm Dezainde and was able to slip Jooris a blind back hand pass, through the legs of a defender, right onto the tape.

Jooris was parked wide open at the bottom of the slot and he one-timed a howitzer past a helpless Leggat.

The biggest goal of the Real McCoys season was Jooris' sixth of the playoffs, while the assist was a playoff leading number eleven for DeCiantis.

Jooris and DeCiantis hooked up again at 18:39, to seal the deal: this time it was in reversed roles.

DeCiantis took an outlet pass from Jooris at the Blast blue line and snapped a wrist shot from the left wing circle, over the blocking arm of Leggat.

Mike Perna also assisted on the play, his first point of the post season.

The game six win snapped the surprising two-game losing streak on home ice for Dundas and put an end to a terrific season from Brantford.

Scott Della Vedova, earning his second straight start in goal, made 22 stops for the victory.

Leggat played superbly for Brantford between the pipes, making 41 saves in the loss.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas